Ghostbusters fans have had their heart strings tugged this way and that over the years as Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray have played their “on again of again” games with the possibility of a third movie in the Ghostbusters franchise.
One minute Aykroyd is telling fans about script ideas and the next Murray is saying that script sucks and he won’t do another Ghostbusters. Next thing you know Murray is back saying he might do another Ghostbusters, if they get the script right. It’s like watching someone in line ahead of you trying to decide which flavor ice cream to buy when you already know what flavors you want; decide already dammit!
When the news that Etan Coehn had been hired to get a new script together for, yet again, another attempt at Ghostbusters III, fans got excited, maybe this was the one. Murray shot that hope down like old Yeller in the backyard.
Recently Dan Aykroyd spoke to Metro about Ghostbusters III, and then confirmed that it will be moving ahead without Murray.
“We’ve got a brilliant new writer on it and we’ll be passing the torch onto a [new] generation. We’re working on it to make it just right to satisfy our fans. I’m confident we’ll be in production in the next year. We’ve got the studio on side. We’ve tried a few concepts which weren’t right but now we’ve got a good structure and will make it happen.”
When asked if Bill Murray was finally on board, Aykroyd replied..
“No, I can tell you he won’t be involved. It’s sad but we’re passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn’t seem to be coming and we have to move on. It’s time to make the third one.”
Does anyone want to see a Ghostbusters III without Murray? Will they just kill off his character off screen? Let us know what you think about this whole situation in the comments section below.
I dunno about you but I’m pretty damn sick of adaptations of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”. The last good adaptation was “Scrooged” Starring Bill Murry. All this other crap that Hollywood has been spitting out, every two years or so is, well… crap! Don’t even get me started on Robert Zemeckis’s 3D Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey which, dare I say was FLAT on multiple levels. Christmas Carol has just been overdone. It’s turned into just another lame Christmas pageant that we all know the story and words to. I personally just can’t take any more incarnations of it. However, with that said I may just have to make an exception. I’m pretty stoked about the upcoming one-shot Ghostbusters comic. Now it may just be my fondness for anything Ghostbusters but I think it’s pretty cool that writer Rob Williams has put an interesting twist to the classic story. The premise: Scrooge hires the GB team to bust the time-traveling manifestations of his guilt on Christmas Eve. Since the Ghostbusters seem to have a pretty good WIN record I’m lead to believe that Scrooge mythos might be changed. Perhaps he doesn’t learn of his past mistakes and winds up remaining a pathetic, cranky, selfish, lonely, windbag. Oh wouldn’t that be lovely? Probably not going to happen. I’m sure the Ghostbusters will inadvertently play the role of the spirits and teach that nasty Scrooge a lesson. Either way, I know I’ll be reading this sure to be fantastic comic to my future kiddies on Christmas Eve. Unless, of course their bad. Then I’ll make them watch “Ghost of Girl Friends Past”. Way worse than a lump of Coal in my opinion.
Ghostbusters: Past, Present and Future comes out on Dec. 9th